Getting to know you… Adorn Event Hire

Have you ever dreamed of having a stunning vintage or handmade wedding? One filled with one of a kind vintage pieces, beautiful chairs, vintage tea cups, simple but gorgeous vintage crockery? For a lot of couples, the idea of going shopping for vintage furniture, crockery, table settings is enough to scare even the most seasoned vintage shopper. Could you imagine how much time and effort you would spend trying to find all those amazing pieces? And where would you put them after you’ve finished? Well worry no more! Why buy them when you can hire them! Let me introduce you to the amazing Adorn Event Hire who will be at our Showcase in August……


Hi Amanda!! So happy you’re here, can you tell us a bit about Adorn Event Hire?

Adorn Event Hire is boutique hire company that offers DIY brides, florists, photographers, party hosts and event planners simply beautiful decor, styling accessories and furniture items to hire. I’ve had a ball compiling a catalogue of different collections to cater to different tastes. It includes the essential and basic items such as vases, cake plates and glass votive holders but then has some unique items such as beautiful candle holders, vintage lustreware vases, props, a functioning 1938 typewriter and little eclectic styling items that add that special touch.

Where are you based and what area do you service?

We’re based in Eatons Hill and we can serve all of Brisbane and surrounds plus the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Can you give us a run down of how to hire the goodies you have?

We’ve set up the website like an online store where you can click on the “add to quote” button on each of the items that you are interested in, enter the quantity that you’d like (don’t forget as there are discounts for quantity ordered!) and I will get back to you asap with prices and availability. Once you’ve decided on what you would like then an invoice is sent to you and a 30% deposit locks in your order for your event. There’s no minimum order and you can hire your goodies for 2-3 days (or more depending on your situation).

I also offer a personalised service where I can style a set up, like a typewriter guest book table for instance, take pictures of it and send the couple some different options to decide on, all via email. Then, come the big day they know what it’s going to look like. Alternatively, we now have clients coming over to visit the new showroom, which we are just a little excited about ; ) but it’s where all the gorgeousness is displayed in front of you and you have the opportunity to play around with different looks on the table of your choice. We find sometimes their original idea goes completely out the window because they’ve seen something else that catches their eye. Being home based I’m available for viewings on weekends and after regular working hours during the week too. We try to make it as convenient as possible by not restricting clients with opening and closing times, especially when it comes to picking up or dropping off hire items.

How early should couples book your items?

I’d say 6-3 months would be ideal but I’ve had brides that come in a month before hand and book their goodies in.

Do you have a favourite vintage piece and what’s the story behind it?

I think my favourite piece would be the Antique Gold Table. This little gem was my Grandmother’s and she probably would have bought it with her sister at one of the antique stores in Sydney in the 50’s, it’s made in Italy and definitely not a reproduction! As a little girl I remember it was always in its own little place in the front “lavender” room sitting in the bay window with a lace cloth and a beautiful flower arrangement on it. I had no idea it was actually a little dressing table until she moved out of her home into a retirement village. It is such a special piece because I have never seen anything like it. Just recently it was used as a “the” table for a bride’s tea ceremony.

What trends do you think are going to be popular for 2012-2013?

I think the typewriter guest book tables will still be popular as well as the handmade touches that really personalise weddings.

What’s your favourite wedding story?

This might sound boring but I’d have to say my own! I say this because nothing beats the overwhelming joy you feel at so many different parts of the day. From walking down the aisle with my dearest Dad, to marrying my absolute best friend, to hearing the most heart felt speeches and waking up the next day feeling profoundly grown up! 12 years later I’m even more in love with my incredibly supportive and loving hubby, have three darling kidlets under 5, and now my newest baby – Adorn Event Hire! I find myself getting excited for other brides as they plan the day of their lives, it is so lovely to help them create that styled look that they’re in love with and they know too that it will be something special for their guests to enjoy as well.

Images by Adorn Event Hire , Sarzy O Photography and by Honeysnaps Photography